15 October 2013

London Cycling Census Map

London Cycling Census Map

(Data Source: TfL Cycle Traffic Census, April 2013. Data via Andrew Gilligan.)

The London Cycling Census Map is an interactive map showing traffic flows on key corridors in central London. The counts were collected by Transport for London in around 170 locations, in April. TfL released some sample statistics from the dataset in a report published on their website, but the original dataset was not released – however Andrew Gilligan, the Greater London Authority’s cycling commissioner, obtained the data and forward it on to a number of people, including Oliver O'brien, He took the data, consolidated it, and created this map.

So what does the data show?

  • There are several roads where there are more bikes on the streets than any other type of vehicles.
  • Bicycle flow is highly direction, unlike that for most other forms of transport.
  • There are certain routes which are popular with certain kinds of traffic. There are four main east/west corridors in central London. Cars dominate the north most (Euston Road) and the south most (Victoria Embankment) ones. Taxis heavily use Holborn, while cyclists mainly use Old Street/Theobold’s Road. You can see all four of these corridors in the map extract at the top of this article.
  • Equivalent north-south links so less separation of vehicle types.
  • Elephant & Castle remains a complicated junction with large numbers of cyclists and buses, depending on the direction, road and time of day. 
London Cycling Census Map

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